Chad looks into reintegration of former terrorist fighters

Boko Haram members
Repented of Boko Haram in Lake Chad, during a mission of the Center for Studies for the Development and Prevention of Extremism.

The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, in partnership with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law, launched on Monday, April 8, in N’Djamena, a workshop aimed at reflecting on the reintegration and reintegration of foreign terrorist ex-combatants into Chad.

The exchanges are under the theme: “understanding and responding effectively to the phenomenon of terrorist fighters in Chad: investigation, prosecution, trial, conviction and legislation”.

The workshop brings together religious leaders, civil society and executives from several ministries. The aim is to provide solutions to the phenomenon of radicalization and to fight effectively against violent extremism. New techniques of pedagogical approaches through the promotion of human rights with the pentiti could be experimented.

Since 2018, neighboring countries such as Niger and Cameroon have been working on the reintegration of Boko Haram’s repentant, either by amending the Penal Code or by launching a process of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration.